« Women shoot pix of guys who hassle them | Main | Jim Bakker alive and well in Branson »

Thursday, June 29, 2006

New Orleans looters get 15 years


Above: The looted convenience store of Hai Pham, New Orleans

Remember those television images of New Orleans looting during Katrina? This judge says he wants to send a message:

Post-Katrina looting gets trio long jail stay

KENNER, La. (AP) — Three people convicted of hauling away liquor, wine and beer from a grocery store after Hurricane Katrina were sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison.
The judge said he wanted to send a message that looting would not be tolerated when he gave the maximum sentence to Coralnelle Little, 36, Rhonda McGowen, 42, and Paul C. Pearson, 36, all of Kenner.
They were convicted of attempting to leave the grocery with 27 bottles of liquor and wine, six cases of beer and one case of wine coolers, six days after Katrina made landfall.
Defense attorneys for the three called the sentences excessive and said they would appeal.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference New Orleans looters get 15 years:


About KansasCity.com | Terms of Use & Privacy Statement | About the McClatchy Company | Copyright